USDA zones
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Basic specification
 
Visible name USDA hardiness
Typical usage The United States Department of Agriculture's hardiness zones in which this plant is known to thrive.  This range of zones indicates both the lowest temperature acceptable for survival as well as the plant's requirement for a cold dormant period.
Visible display type Displayed using a drop-down list with dual color codes.
Data entry view Climate view

Storage details
 
SQL name USDAZones
Storage type A text value up to 77 characters in length.
Internal
representation
Internally the codes are stored rather than the description of the item.  If a non-standard value is supplied, it's stored as is.

Import / export notes

When importing and exporting the column name for this item is USDAZones.
When importing with the Merge option, the existing comma-separated values of this item will be merged with the values specified in the input file.
 
Action File type Notes
Import Delimited file 1) A comma-separated list of USDA zones, or

2) A range of USDA zones, something like "05a-07b", or

3) A free form description.

XML file A comma-separated list of USDA zones or a free form description.
Export Delimited file A comma-separated list of USDA zones or a free form description.
XML file A comma-separated list of USDA zones or a free form description.

Publication templates

The replacement tag is <cb:USDAZones>. The possible attributes for this tag are shown below. Values marked with an asterisk are used by default.
 
Attribute Possible values Notes
graphics on * For single coded values the color code is displayed.

For a range of coded values the first and last color codes are displayed.

off No color codes are shown.
code on

This is the default value when graphics is on.

Include the code with the color.
off

This is the default value when graphics is off.

Do not show the code with the color.
text on

This is the default value when graphics is off or for free form text.

The text description of the codes -- something like:
  5 to 10 F
  USDA 05a-07b
off

This is the default value when graphics is on.

No text is written.

 

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Last reviewed March 25, 2004   

 

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